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    Greatest Polar Expedition of All Time The Arctic Mission to the Epicenter of Climate Change Markus Rex, Sarah Pybus
    9781771649483 Hardcover SCIENCE / Global Warming & Climate Change On Sale Date:May 17, 2022
    $34.95 CAD 6 x 9 in | 296 pages Carton Quantity:14 Canadian Rights: Y Greystone Books
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      ??For readers of Madhouse at the End of the Earth, Endurance, and other seafaring adventure stories comes a thrilling account of a 21st-century Arctic mission.

      “ A contemporary classic!”—Ken McGoogan, author of Fatal Passage

      “Show-stopping.”­Publisher’s Weekly STARRED Review

      The Greatest Polar Expedition of All Time vividly describes one year aboard the Polarstern, a powerful ice-breaker ship that journeyed deep into the Arctic in 2019, carrying over 100 scientists and crew known as the MOSAiC Expedition. Hailing from across the world, they would become the largest expedition to ever survive a polar winter. Their purpose? To understand - and predict - the impacts of climate change on the Arctic.

      Written by the expedition’s leader, the renowned atmospheric scientist Markus Rex, this page-turner reads like a captain’s log of daily life aboard the Polarstern. Living in one of the most remote, dangerous, and electrifying places on earth, Rex describes incredible sights: polar bears playing with scientific equipment, Christmas parties in the bitter cold, frostbitten scientists, and hair-raising storms that threaten to break the Polarstern’s cables and send it flying across the ice. He also reveals breathtaking science from deep inside the sea ice.

      Filled with sobering, heart-warming, and bone-chilling moments, The Greatest Polar Expedition of All Time is a testament to Rex’s extraordinary drive to save a precious ecosystem. It’s also an ode to a place that has beguiled sailors and explorers for centuries.

      Bio

      Markus Rex is the head of atmospheric research at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, and a professor of atmospheric physics at the University of Potsdam. He has taken part in numerous expeditions to the Arctic, Antarctica, and other remote regions of the world to research the complex processes that can lead to dramatic changes in the climate. He heads the MOSAiC project, a unique research collaboration by ninety institutions from twenty countries.

      Marketing & Promotion
        • Big mouth mailing: extensive digital and print galley send.
        • International review coverage: inBooks,Nature, Adventure, Environment, and Science outlets/websites/journals.
        • International radio spots: NPR, CBC, BBC.
        • Advertising: on Facebook, Instagram, Trade Journals, Literary Websites.
        • Online marketing: e-blasts and social campaigns.
        • Library marketing.
        • Cross-promotion with MOSAiC project participants: a powerful team of over 100 international scientists and their institutions.

    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews

      “With Arctic ice in steep decline and the dangers inherent in our rapidly changing climate, there is no scientific research more crucial or urgent than the explorations launched by MOSAiC in 2019. In this compelling account, lead scientist Markus Rex shares the personal moments and the planetary stakes of the largest polar expedition in history.”
      Andrea Pitzer, author of Icebound: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World

      “An illuminating portrait of a part of the planet that almost no one ever sees and of an undertaking whose scientific findings will be informing global decision making for years to come.”
      James Raffan, author of Ice Walker and Emperor of the North

      “This marvelous book brings us aboard a unique 21st-century Arctic expedition—science-driven, multi-national, unprecedented—as it sails into the epicenter of the worsening climate crisis. For anyone concerned about global warming—and that should be all of us —this book is essential reading. A contemporary classic!”
      Ken McGoogan, author of Fatal Passage: The Story of John Rae, The Arctic Hero Time Forgot and Dead Reckoning: The Untold Story of the Northwest Passage

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    Forest Walking Discovering the Trees and Woodlands of North America Peter Wohlleben, Jane Billinghurst Canada
    9781771643313 Paperback NATURE / Plants Publication Date:April 26, 2022
    $24.95 CAD 5.25 x 8 x 0.5 in | 300 gr | 240 pages Carton Quantity:44 Canadian Rights: Y Greystone Books
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      Awaken your senses and learn how to be a forest detective—with Peter Wohlleben, New York Times-bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees.

      “This book will fast-track you into the joys of spending time amongst the trees.”—Tristan Gooley, author of The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs and How to Read Water

      You'll be changed after reading this fine and enchanting book.”—Richard Louv, author of Our Wild Calling and Last Child in the Woods

      When you walk in the woods, do you use all five senses to explore your surroundings? For most of us, the answer is no—but when we do, a walk in the woods can go from pleasant to immersive and restorative. Forest Walking teaches you how to get the most out of your next adventure by becoming a forest detective, decoding nature’s signs and awakening to the ancient past and thrilling present of the ecosystem around you.

      • What can you learn by following the spread of a root, by tasting the tip of a branch, by searching out that bitter almond smell?
      • What creatures can be found in a stream if you turn over a rock—and what is the best way to cross a forest stream, anyway?
      • How can you understand a forest’s history by the feel of the path underfoot, the scars on the trees along the trail, or the play of sunlight through the branches?
      • How can we safely explore the forest at night?
      • What activities can we use to engage children with the forest?

      Throughout Forest Walking, the authors share experiences and observations from visiting forests across North America: from the rainforests and redwoods of the west coast to the towering white pines of the east, and down to the cypress swamps of the south and up to the boreal forests of the north.

      With Forest Walking, German forester Peter Wohlleben teams up with his longtime editor, Jane Billinghurst, as the two write their first book together, and the result is nothing short of spectacular. Together, they will teach you how to listen to what the forest is saying, no matter where you live or which trees you plan to visit next.

      Bio

      Called a “veritable tree whisperer” by the Wall Street Journal, Peter Wohlleben is one of the world’s most notable foresters and a passionate advocate for tree conservation. Wohlleben lives in Germany, where he manages an ecologically conscious forest and runs a Forest Academy for education and advocacy. His books are bestsellers in countries around the world.

      Jane Billinghurst is a nature lover, master gardener, editor, translator, and author of six books. She has translated and edited several books by Peter Wohlleben, including the New York Times bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees. She lives in Anacortes, Washington, next to 2,800 acres of community forest lands.

      Marketing & Promotion
        • Author tour: Jane Billinghurst to tour North America in Spring 2022.
        • Big mouth mailing: extensive digital and print galley send.
        • International review coverage: in Books, Nature, Travel, Environment, and Science outlets
        • International radio spots: NPR, CBC, BBC.
        • Advertising: on Facebook, Instagram, Trade Journals, Literary Websites.
        • Online marketing: e-blasts and social campaigns.
        • Influencer outreach.
        • Library and independent bookstore marketing.

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      Awards
      Reviews

      “A treasury of ideas, encouragements, and insights for all who wish to befriend trees and forests.”
      David George Haskell, author of The Forest Unseen and The Songs of Trees

      “A wonderfully clear and practical guide for all ages. This book will fast-track you into the joys of spending time amongst the trees and their rich communities.”
      Tristan Gooley, bestselling author of The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs and How to Read Water

      “You'll be changed after reading this fine and enchanting book. On every walk you take, you'll sense this other world and feel that the forest is walking with you.”
      Richard Louv, author of Our Wild Calling and Last Child in the Woods

      “With wisdom and affection, Wohlleben and Billinghurst have written an eminently practical, delightful, and science-infused invitation for readers to explore the woods in a wholly new way.”
      Florence Williams, author of The Nature Fix

      “The forest is more than a place, it is also an experience. Forest Walking suggests how to see, hear, taste, smell, survive, and enjoy the forest in ways that will immeasurably deepen your experience.”
      Joan Maloof, author of Treepedia

      Forest Walking is a wonderful starting point for understanding forests in a direct and personal way—a journey I hope many will embark on soon.”
      David Moskowitz, author of Caribou Rainforest

      “How do you go for a walk in the woods? With characteristic exuberance, Peter Wohlleben and co-author Jane Billinghurst answer this seemingly simple question, offering readers new ways of seeing, hearing, smelling, feeling, and even tasting the forest. Through their eyes, trees and their countless living companions are not merely the backdrop to our outdoor adventures, but the main attraction.”
      Zach St. George, author of The Journeys of Trees

      “This is not a book. It is a love letter. For the trees themselves, for their forests, for their decomposers, their lichens, their mosses, and even for those people whose incomes depend on destroying them. It is also a love letter for the next generation of humans who will come to understand that forests are the lungs of the world. And that we must protect them in all their complexity if we wish to protect ourselves...from ourselves... in all our complacency. The book should not be read while walking. It should be read while sitting. Then the walker should walk. Then read it again. And think…”
      Doug W. Larson, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, an expert in ancient woodlands

      “In Forest Walking, forester Peter Wohlleben and nature enthusiast Jane Billinghurst have produced the Swiss army knife of forest information. Here is a squirrel’s hoard of amazing facts about how plants and animals cooperate and communicate, coupled with advice on how to pause and truly see, how to introduce these wonders to children and adults, and how to hike, camp, and even brave the trail at night. Fun to read, and an invaluable handbook and reference.”
      William Dietrich, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and author of The Final Forest

      "A profound invitation to fine-tune our observational skills and fully appreciate the forest as a vibrant, complex community."—Donna Seaman, Booklist

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    The Hidden Kingdom of Fungi Exploring the Microscopic World in Our Forests, Homes, and Bodies Keith Seifert Canada, Rob Dr. Dunn
    9781771646628 Hardcover SCIENCE / Life Sciences On Sale Date:May 24, 2022
    $34.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 in | 296 pages Carton Quantity:14 Canadian Rights: Y Greystone Books
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      “Fans of Merlin Sheldrake’s Entangled Life and Suzanne Simard’s Finding the Mother Tree will enjoy Seifert’s latest... A perspective-shifting guide to our microfungal matrix.”—Kirkus

      Even though we can’t always see them, fungi exist all around us. From forests and farms to food and medicine—and even our homes and bodies—fungal connections shape how we live. In this breathtaking book, readers will “discover how these marvels of nature enrich (and sometimes threaten) our lives.”—Peter Wohlleben, New York Times-bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees

      In this illuminating account, esteemed career mycologist Keith Seifert reveals the important role that microscopic fungi, including yeasts, molds, and slimes, play in our lives, all while remaining invisible to the naked eye. Divided into sections, each one exploring a different environment where fungi thrive, The Hidden Kingdom of Fungi introduces readers to the fascinating world of mycology, with awe-inspiring information about:

      • How fungi are at the heart of life-changing medical breakthroughs, including the development of antibiotics such as penicillin and organ transplant drugs.
      • Where fungi live in our homes and how they influence our health, from our gut to our scalps.
      • How fungi add important vitamins to our diet and make our favorite foods and drinks possible, including wine, cheese, chocolate, and beer.
      • The essential role fungi are playing in innovative technologies, such as creating alternative energy sources, reducing plastic pollution, cleaning up toxins from oil spills, and even building architecture for a Mars colony.

      Despite their many benefits, we hold a precarious relationship with fungi: fungal diseases lead to over 1 million deaths each year, and they have played a destructive role in disasters ranging from the Irish Potato Famine to possibly even the extinction of the dinosaurs. The Hidden Kingdom of Fungi urges us to better understand our relationship with fungi—and to plan our future with them in mind—while revealing their world in all its beautiful complexity.

      Bio

      Keith Seifert spent more than 40 years studying fungi on five continents. At Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, he did research on microscopic fungi from farms, forests, food, and the built environment, to reduce toxins and diseases affecting plants and animals. He was president of the International Mycological Association, an executive editor of Mycologia, and associate editor of several other scientific journals. He lives near Ottawa, Canada.

      Dr. Rob Dunn is Professor of Applied Ecology at North Carolina State University and the author of seven books, including Delicious, Never Home Alone, and A Natural History of the Future. He’s written for Scientific American, Smithsonian Magazine, and National Geographic and regularly advocates for citizen science. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

      Marketing & Promotion
        • Big mouth mailing: extensive digital and print galley send.
        • International review coverage: in Books, Nature, Travel, Environment, and Science outlets.
        • International radio spots: NPR, CBC, BBC.
        • Advertising: on Facebook, Instagram, Trade Journals, Literary Websites.
        • Online marketing: e-blasts and social campaigns.
        • Author Events.
        • Influencer outreach.
        • Library and independent bookstore marketing.

    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews

      “Fans of Merlin Sheldrake’s Entangled Life and Suzanne Simard’s Finding the Mother Tree will enjoy Seifert’s latest... A perspective-shifting guide to our microfungal matrix.”
      Kirkus

      "Seifert, in this fascinating, engaging, and approachable work, provides an improved understanding of how fungi surround and affect our lives."
      Booklist

      “Explore the complex and ingenious ecosystems where fungi are found and discover how these marvels of nature enrich (and sometimes threaten) our lives.”
      Peter Wohlleben, New York Times-bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees

      “If you are interested in mushrooms, like so many people are these days, but want to delve deeper than the headlines, this is the book for you.”
      Eugenia Bone, author of Mycophilia and former president of the New York Mycological Society

      “Delightful … A wide-eyed grand tour of [an] alien world [that] makes me love these multi-gendered, cell-wall-having, network-forming bugs all the more.”
      Adam Rogers, senior correspondent at Wired and author of Full Spectrum: How the Science of Color Made Us Modern and Proof: The Science of Booze

      Flat-out fabulous.[The Hidden Kingdom of Fungi is] an enlightening introduction to fungi, yes, but it’s also a real page-turner. Dr. Seifert is a spectacularly skilled writer. He truly puts the fun in fungi.”
      Andy MacKinnon, author of Alpine Plants of the Northwest

      “An excellent, intimate introduction to fungi and mycology that will appeal to general science readers and those interested in learning about our biologically interdependent world.”
      Library Journal

      “An authoritative and gripping exposé of fungi… with an exciting vision of how they might contribute to a more sustainable Earth. This book will increase your respect for fungi and could challenge your view of the world—inside and on you, your home, and outdoors.”
      David L. Hawksworth, Hon. President, International Mycological Association

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    A Trillion Trees Restoring Our Forests by Trusting in Nature Fred Pearce
    9781771649407 Hardcover NATURE / Plants Publication Date:April 26, 2022
    $36.95 CAD 6.25 x 9.25 x 1 in | 620 gr | 352 pages Carton Quantity:18 Canadian Rights: Y Greystone Books
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      “A vivid, important, and inspiring book.”— Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Sixth Extinction and Under a White Sky

      “Eloquently mulls the ecological dynamics of forests as well as the social, economic, cultural, and political forces that determine their fate.”—LA REVIEW OF BOOKS

      A powerful book about the decline and recovery of the world’s forests––with a provocative argument for their survival.

      In A Trillion Trees, veteran environmental journalist Fred Pearce takes readers on a whirlwind journey through some of the most spectacular forests around the world. Along the way, he charts the extraordinary pace of forest destruction, and explores why some are beginning to recover.

      With vivid, observant reporting, Pearce transports readers to the remote cloud forests of Ecuador, the remains of a forest civilization in Nigeria, a mystifying mountain peak in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, and the boreal forests of western Canada and the United States, where devastating wildfires are linked to suppressing the natural fire cycles of forests and the maintenance practices of Indigenous peoples.

      Throughout the book, Pearce interviews the people who traditionally live in forests. He speaks to Indigenous peoples in western Canada and the United States who are fighting to control their traditional forested lands and manage them according to their traditional practices. He visits and speaks with Nepalese hill dwellers, Kenyan farmers, and West African sawyers who show him that forests are as much human landscapes as they are natural paradises. The lives of humans are now imprinted in forest ecology.

      At the heart of Pearce’s investigationis a provocative argument: planting more trees isn’t the answer to declining forests. If given room and left to their own devices, forests and the people who live in them will fight back to restore their own domain.

      Bio

      Fred Pearce is a freelance author and journalist based in the UK who has reported from over sixty countries. He is an environmental consultant for the New Scientist, a contributing writer for publications including the Guardian, Washington Post, and Yale Environment 360,and the author of numerous books, including The Land Grabbers and When the Rivers Run Dry.

      Marketing & Promotion
        • Big Mouth Mailing: extensive print and e-galley distribution.
        • International features in Science, Nature, Books, and Current Affairs outlets.
        • Radio spots: such as NRP and CBC.
        • Digital and print advertising. Online marketing: e-blasts and social campaigns.
        • Influencer outreach.

    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews

      "Though Pearce tempers his optimism with hard science, his enthusiasm is infectious...An exhilarating and informative look at the world’s forests and how we can help them thrive."Kirkus

      “Few topics could be more urgent than the fate of the world's forests. A Trillion Trees is a vivid, important, and inspiring book.”
      Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Sixth Extinction and Under a White Sky

      “Stirring and surprising … leaps from country to country, from case study to case study, in a manner reminiscent of Elizabeth Kolbert’s The Sixth Extinction. ...If you care about the future of the planet, you have to read this book.”
      The Times (UK)

      “[Pearce] eloquently mulls the ecological dynamics of forests as well as the social, economic, cultural, and political forces that determine their fate.”
      LA Review of Books

      “We should all read Fred's book. He tells us in a practical and most readable way, how we can bring back the forests of the Earth and restore our planet to health. Never think that we can plant a forest ecosystem. The mega mix of species has to come together by itself. That is the best and easiest way to save ourselves and perhaps Gaia.”
      James Lovelock, author of The Vanishing Face of Gaia and Novacene

      “That most commonplace thing, a tree, is now our best hope for maintaining a habitable planet. This book explains in accessible, urgent prose the many wondrous workings of trees in making rain, wind, oxygen and habitats for much of life on earth as well as a vision for how we can, and must, reforest the world. Essential reading for the twenty-first century.”
      Ben Rawlence, author of City of Thorns

      “An important and eloquent contribution from one of our very best science journalists. Forests have always transfixed the human imagination, and you will be transfixed by Pearce’s stories of travels around the world to forests in over forty countries. And his conclusions may surprise you.”
      James Gustave Speth, former dean, Yale School of the Environment, and author of America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy

      Praise for The New Wild

      Named one of the best books of 2015 by the Economist

      “[Pearce] hits the nail on the head… [He] brings the balanced perspective of a seasoned, freethinking environmental reporter, pushing points that need to be made.”
      Kirkus Reviews

      “Pearce shows that biodiversity actually increases more frequently than it decreases when newer wildlife marches in. Must reading for environmentalists of every stripe, and an optimistic report on the resilience of nature in a world of constantly shifting ecosystems.”
      Booklist

      Praise for The Land Grabbers

      “Raises complex and urgent issues.”
      Booklist, STARRED review

      “Compelling and well-researched ... Dissects the modern rush to acquire land for production, investment, speculation or preservation.”
      Nature

      “A thorough and enlightening exposé.”
      Conservation

      “A well-researched, informative and accessible look at important economic and agricultural issues.”
      Kirkus Review

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    Tree Thieves Crime and Survival in North America's Woods Lyndsie Bourgon Canada
    9781771647199 Hardcover NATURE / Plants Publication Date:June 21, 2022
    $34.95 CAD 6.25 x 9.25 x 0.95 in | 500 gr | 304 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Greystone Books
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      “An absorbing true-crime story and a fascinating examination of the deep and troubled relationship between people and forests.”
      —Michelle Nijhuis, author of Beloved Beasts

      A fast-paced investigation into timber poaching that reveals why stealing trees has become a billion-dollar industry.

      Deep in the thickets of North America’s most ancient woodland, timber poachers are felling some of the last remaining old-growth on our continent. Redwoods, cedar, and Douglas fir trees are all victims of poaching. Sold on the black market, they end up in our homes as furniture, souvenirs, and firewood. Stealing timber is a lucrative crime, valued at $1 billion annually. One forest in the West experienced so much poaching that it was declared an “epidemic.”

      Starting in northern California, Tree Thieves follows a group of poachers into the backwoods of the Pacific Northwest, tracking cases of timber poaching from crime to market. In a story rooted in the materials of our everyday life, National Geographic Explorer Lyndsie Bourgon contextualizes poaching as a side effect of unemployment and deep poverty. In her page-turning and compassionate account, Bourgon opens our eyes to why a person might choose to endanger the ancient, wild landscapes we have worked so hard to protect.

      Published in Partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation

      Bio

      LYNDSIE BOURGON is a writer, oral historian, and National Geographic Explorer. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, National Geographic, The Guardian, Smithsonian, and Oxford American. Tree Thieves is her first book.

      Marketing & Promotion
        • Extensive print and electronic galley distribution
        • North America-wide public relations campaign
        • Influencer outreach
        • Digital advertising
        • Social media campaign
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      Awards
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      “Tracking thieves, poachers, and capitalists, Lyndsie Bourgon masterfully takes on the role of detective shining a light on the complex and camouflaged world of the timber black market. The result is a meticulous investigation and a powerful testimony to the trees silently taken and the consequences of their fall that reverberate well beyond the forest.”
      Harley Rustad, author of Lost in the Valley of Death: A Story of Obsession and Danger in the Himalayas and Big Lonely Doug: The Story of One of Canada's Last Great Trees

      Tree Thieves is both an absorbing true-crime story and a fascinating examination of the deep and troubled relationship between people and forests. From Sherwood Forest to the California redwoods to the Peruvian Amazon, Lyndsie Bourgon illuminates the violent conflicts over power, class, and identity that continue to shape and scar the forests we depend on.”
      Michelle Nijhuis, author of Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction

      "Bourgon’s thoughtful approach and sharp investigative reporting will give environmentalists, policymakers, and park lovers a new perspective on the consequences of prioritizing endangered environments at the expense of the people who live in them. Nature lovers, take note."
      Publishers Weekly

      “A fascinating blend of history and boots-in-the-mud journalism, which manages to dig into ancient and thorny questions about who really owns wild land and who is allowed to live off it. To poach of course means to steal. But is wilderness preservation also a form of theft, only on a larger scale? This book does what all great books should: it leaves your mind broader, deeper, and more nuanced.”

      Robert Moor, bestselling author of On Trails: An Exploration

      Tree Thieves is just an exceptional book. It's a gripping investigation into tree poaching, a remarkably compassionate study of the culture clashes involved, a thoughtful look at environmental values. But underlying all of that is Lyndsie Bourgon's lyrical reminder of everything we love and everything we lose in a world of vanishing forests.”
      Deborah Blum, Pulitzer-prize winning author of The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz-Age New York

      “Bourgon vividly captures a hidden cat-and-mouse game playing out in some of the world's most iconic forests.”
      Sarah Berman, author of Don't Call It a Cult: The Shocking Story of Keith Raniere and the Women of NXIVM

      “TreeThieves is a deeply researched examination of the past, present, and future of our forests, told through stories of timber poaching. Lyndsie Bourgon shows us that we must take into account all the complexities of human-nature relationships if we are to have any hope of keeping our standing giants alive.”
      Gina Rae La Cerva, author of Feasting Wild: In Search of the Last Untamed Food

      “An astounding, essential read in our time of environmental and social crises. Tree Thieves exposes the astonishing realities of tree poaching and the dire consequences of excluding rural and Indigenous communities from preservation efforts.”
      Kirk Wallace Johnson, author of The Feather Thief and The Fishermen and the Dragon

      “Absorbing. Part social history, part true crime, Tree Thieves is a riveting tale of timber heists plaguing forests from the redwoods to the Amazon.”
      Ash Davidson, author of Damnation Spring

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    9781771645768 Paperback SCIENCE / Global Warming & Climate Change Publication Date:April 19, 2022
    $24.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 1.1 in | 370 gr | 312 pages Carton Quantity:36 Canadian Rights: Y Greystone Books
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      “I can’t remember the last time I read a book that was more fascinating and useful and enjoyable.”—Bill Bryson

      Reduce your carbon footprint and understand the issue with this “up-to-date life guide for carbon-conscious readers.”—Kirkus

      • Calculate your carbon footprint: with an item-by-item breakdown.
      • Meet your company’s carbon goals: using the latest research.
      • Covid-19 and the carbon battle: understand the new global supply chain.

      The Carbon Footprint of Everything breaks items down by the amount of carbon they produce, creating a calorie guide for the carbon-conscious. With engaging writing, leading carbon expert Mike Berners-Lee shares new carbon calculations based on recent research. He considers the impact of the pandemic on the carbon battle—especially the embattled global supply chain—and adds items we didn’t consider a decade ago, like bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

      Supported by solid research, cross-referenced with other expert sources, illustrated with easy-to-follow charts and graphs, and written with Berners-Lee’s trademark sense of humor, The Carbon Footprint of Everything should be on everyone’s bookshelf.

      The Carbon Footprint of Everything is an extensively revised and updated edition of How Bad Are Bananas.

      Bio

      Mike Berners Lee is a leading expert in carbon footprinting and the author of several books. He is a professor and fellow of the Institute for Social Futures at Lancaster University and director and principal consultant of Small World Consulting, based in the Lancaster Environment Centre.

      Marketing & Promotion
        • Big mouth mailing: extensive digital and print galley send.
        • Podcast campaign.
        • Influencer outreach.
        • Advertising: on Facebook, Instagram, Trade Journals, Literary Websites.
        • Online marketing: e-blasts and social campaigns.

    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews

      The first edition won the 2012 Green Book Festival Award

      “Deftly blends intelligence with entertainment, perhaps creating a unique genre: a page-turner for the climate-conscious.”
      Publishers Weekly

      “A user-friendly reminder of our environmental impact... [that] will find an audience among patrons concerned about climate change.”
      Booklist, STARRED review

      “An easy, often amusing read…Readers can enjoy the fun as Berners-Lee reveals the carbon footprints of hundreds of elements in our lives.”
      Kirkus Reviews

      Praise for There Is No Planet B

      “I can’t remember the last time I read a book that was more fascinating and useful and enjoyable.”
      Bill Bryson, author of A Short History of Nearly Everything and The Body

      “There is no Planet B is a massively entertaining compendium of bite-sized facts … It’s also massively important, given the current state of the planet.”
      Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature and American Earth

      “There is no Planet B is a rallying cry for a generation worried that they will inherit a world shorn of nature’s wonders and of the freedoms and opportunities we take for granted… [this book] will go a long way to ensuring the planet we hand on may just be liveable.”
      Adrian Barnett, New Scientist

      “Who should read There is no Planet B? Everyone. Mike Berners-Lee has written a far-ranging and truth-telling handbook that is as readable as it is instructive.”
      Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker, author of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

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    Purr The Science of Making Your Cat Happy Zazie Todd Canada
    9781771648141 Hardcover PETS / Cats On Sale Date:May 03, 2022
    $32.95 CAD 6 x 9 in | 288 pages Carton Quantity:14 Canadian Rights: Y Greystone Books
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      “Definitely a book your cat would want you to read!”
      Dr. Sarah Ellis, coauthor of The Trainable Cat

      "Zazie Todd has created a must-have guide to improving your cat's life."
      Modern Cat Magazine

      We all love our cats and we all want them to be happy. But making our cats happy isn’t about buying them lots of things—it’s about finding out what matters to them. In Purr, animal behavior expert Zazie Todd addresses every stage of your cat’s life and offers surprising and effective advice for even the most experienced cat owner, all with the science to back it up.

      In this indispensable book, “cat lovers learn the science behind cats’ petting preferences; the multiple meanings of purrs, chirrups, and meows; how to best satisfy the scratching and stalking desires for indoor cats; and even how to keep both cats and wildlife safe if your felines spend time outside.”—Cat Warren, New York Times-bestselling author

      Cat lovers will also discover how to:

      • Enrich your cat’s life through play and exercise
      • Reduce anxiety and fear around your absence, visitors, and trips to the vet
      • Train your kitten or cat without causing harm (i.e. don’t use a spray bottle!)
      • Provide for special needs like asthma
      • Make senior cats comfortable
      • And so much more!

      In Purr, Zazie Todd demystifies the feline-human relationship so you can form your special bond based on your cat’s unique needs—all while learning lots and having fun together.

      Bio

      Zazie Todd loves nothing more than helping people with their pets. She is the creator of Companion Animal Psychology, an award-winning blog that shares the latest science about our animal companions and evidence-based ways to care for them. Todd has a PhD in Psychology and an Advanced Certificate in Feline Behaviour from International Cat Care. Her award-winning book about dog behavior, Wag, was featured in the New York Times, Slate, and People Magazine. Todd lives in Maple Ridge, BC, with her husband, a dog, and two cats.

      Marketing & Promotion
        • Big mouth mailing: extensive digital and print galley send.
        • International review coverage: in Pets, Books, and Science outlets.
        • International radio and TV spots: Todd is a frequent media commentator.
        • Podcast campaign.
        • Influencer outreach.
        • Advertising: on Facebook, Instagram, Trade Journals, Literary Websites.
        • Online marketing: e-blasts and social campaigns to mobilize the author’s large online following.

    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews

      "Zazie Todd has created a must-have guide to improving your cat's life."
      Modern Cat Magazine

      Purr covers all the essentials to ensure we are raising our cats right!”
      Ingrid Johnson, Certified Cat Behavior Consultant and founder of Fundamentally Feline

      Purr is cat-centered, so much that it feels like a very smart cat wrote it! Starting with the most recent scientific findings, Zazie Todd explains with clarity what cats enjoy, what is good for their well-being, and how we can build a strong reciprocal bond with them. Indispensable reading.”
      Carlo Siracusa, co-editor of Decoding Your Cat and board-certified veterinary behaviorist, UPenn Vet School

      “A digestible mixture of science summaries, expert opinions, anecdotes about Zazie’s cats, and practical tips. Purr is definitely a book your cat would want you to read!”
      Dr. Sarah Ellis, co-author of The Trainable Cat and Head of Cat Advocacy, International Cat Care

      “Cat lovers learn the science behind cats’ petting preferences; the multiple meanings of purrs, chirrups, and meows; how to best satisfy the scratching and stalking desires for indoor cats; and even how to keep both cats and wildlife safe if your felines spend time outside.”
      Cat Warren, New York Times-bestselling author of What a Dog Knows

      “Practical, entertaining, and thorough. Cat owners are in good hands with Zazie Todd.”
      Lucy Jane Santos, author of Half Lives: The Unlikely History of Radium

      Purr is an absolute must-read for all animal lovers! This fantastic, evidence-based guide is bound to influence cat-guardian relationships for the better.”
      Sarah-Elizabeth Byosiere, Director of the Thinking Dog Center and Assistant Professor at Hunter College (CUNY)

      “What a gift to applied animal behavior is Zazie Todd. Purr is both packed with the latest findings and eminently readable. I could not recommend it more highly.”
      Jean Donaldson, The Academy for Dog Trainers

      “Purr is a must read for anyone who shares their life with a cat and wants to provide the most fulfilling, enriched, and happiest existence possible for them.”
      Kate LaSala, Rescued By Training, certified trainer and behavior consultant

      “A wonderful, evidence-based guide with concrete suggestions for cat owners to improve the lives of the cats they live with. Purr is a welcome and exciting addition for every cat lover's bookshelf.”
      Mikel Delgado, Ph.D., Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and co-founder of Feline Minds

      "Full of great science delivered with genuine warmth and heart; I just couldn't put this book down. Through Wag and now Purr, Zazie Todd has united dog-people and cat-people in a single goal: to make the lives of animals in our care richer and healthier—mentally, physically, emotionally—than we ever thought possible."
      Jules Howard, zoological commentator and author of Wonderdog


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    Reading the Water Fly Fishing, Fatherhood, and Finding Strength in Nature Mark Hume Canada
    9781771645690 Hardcover SPORTS & RECREATION / Fishing On Sale Date:May 10, 2022
    $34.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 in | 288 pages Carton Quantity:14 Canadian Rights: Y Greystone Books
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      Description

      “A father shares the joys of fly-fishing with his daughters. In this eloquent memoir … [Mark] Hume vividly conveys the sensory details of their adventures and the stunning surroundings … A heartfelt, beautifully written celebration of the wonders of nature and comfort of family.”—Kirkus STARRED Review

      Fishing was Mark Hume’s passion since he was a young boy, a lifeline through a childhood marked by his family’s frequent moves. When he became a father, he knew he wanted to pass on his love of water, fishing, and the natural world to his daughters. Most of all, he wanted to give them hope for their future even as they were coming of age during uncertain times.

      As soon as they were old enough, Mark taught his girls how to read the water and see the patterns in nature. He showed them how to cast, how to catch fish and release them, and—only when needed—how to kill them. He discovered that fly fishing and fatherhood require many of the same skills: patience, flexibility, and the knowledge of when to reel in and when to let go.

      Illuminating and heartfelt, Reading the Water is a much-needed, positive story about a father raising daughters, and a meditation on finding faith in a deep connection with the natural world.

      Bio

      Mark Hume is an award-winning environmental journalist and author of four books, including the acclaimed River of the Angry Moon. He was formerly a national correspondent and columnist with the Globe and Mail, BC bureau chief for the National Post, and a senior correspondent with the Vancouver Sun. Based in Vancouver, he has fly fished in British Columbia for fifty years.

      Marketing & Promotion
        • Big mouth mailing: extensive digital and print galley send.
        • International review coverage: in Fishing, Books, and Science outlets.
        • National radio spots.
        • Influencer outreach.
        • Advertising: on Facebook, Instagram, Trade Journals, Literary Websites.
        • Online marketing: e-blasts and social campaigns.
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews

      “An invigorating look at the power of the outdoors.”
      Publishers Weekly STARRED Review

      “Hume captures the poignancy of having once grasped a natural world teeming with exquisite, if all too vulnerable and fleeting, abundance. A must read for anyone who loves nature and cares about the earth.”
      Tara Neilson, author of Raised in Ruins

      “A father shares the joys of fly-fishing with his daughters. In this eloquent memoir …[Mark] Hume vividly conveys the sensory details of their adventures and the stunning surroundings… A heartfelt, beautifully written celebration of the wonders of nature and comfort of family.”
      Kirkus STARRED Review

      “In the tradition of Roderick Haig-Brown, and with a clear lyricism reminiscent of Wallace Stegner, Hume writes passionately about his intense connection to wild fish and the waters that sustain them. Gorgeously imagined, told with humility and grace, Reading the Water is a meditation on what it means to be a son, a father, a man wading the deep currents of his own mortality.”
      Kim Barnes, author of In the Wilderness: Coming of Age in Unknown Country, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize

      “An immensely profound look at how fly fishing has been ‘a way of navigating life’—a joyous celebration of how it has mingled with the seasons, the rivers, and the author's close family. I loved Reading the Water.”
      Nick Lyons, author of Spring Creek

      “This is glorious… truly brilliant.”
      Roy MacGregor, award-winning journalist and author of A Life in the Bush

      “Reading this book I found myself feeling more hopeful ... Not just about the environment, but importantly, about men as fathers.”
      Sandy Shreve, author of Suddenly So Much and Waiting for the Albatross

      “I have never gone fishing and probably never will. That matters not one bit when it comes to this memoir; I was hooked. It is a lyrical contemplation of life—beautifully written, smartly observed. It was like I was out there in nature with Mark and his family; I could almost feel the mountain air, the river water, as I drank in every word.”
      Marsha Lederman, Western arts correspondent for the Globe and Mail

      “We need more books like Mark Hume's Reading the Water. Potent, direct, imbued with humility and hope, this lovely story takes the pulse of the river and a man, yes, but most importantly of his unforgettable relationship with his daughters, which keeps his heart beating true.”
      —Chris Dombrowski
      , author of Body of Water

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    In Praise of Paths Walking through Time and Nature Torbjørn Ekelund, Becky L. Crook
    9781771649957 Paperback NATURE / Essays Publication Date:May 21, 2022
    $22.95 CAD 5.2 x 7.5 x 1 in | 240 gr | 248 pages Carton Quantity:48 Canadian Rights: Y Greystone Books
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      Description

      “What [Ekelund is] addressing is the intention to walk one’s way to meaning: the walk as spiritual exercise, a kind of vision quest... A key strategy for finding ourselves, then, is to first get lost.”—The New York Times Book Review

      An ode to paths and the journeys we take through nature, as told by a gifted writer who stopped driving and rediscovered the joys of traveling by foot.

      Torbjørn Ekelund started to walk—everywhere—after an epilepsy diagnosis affected his ability to drive. The more he ventured out, the more he came to love the act of walking, and an interest in paths emerged. In this poignant, meandering book, Ekelund interweaves the literature and history of paths with his own stories from the trail. As he walks with shoes on and barefoot, through forest creeks and across urban streets, he contemplates the early tracks made by ancient snails and traces the wanderings of Romantic poets, amongst other musings. If we still “understand ourselves in relation to the landscape,” Ekelund asks, then what do we lose in an era of car travel and navigation apps? And what will we gain from taking to paths once again?

      “A charming read, celebrating the relationship between humans and their bodies, their landscapes, and one another.”
      The Washington Post

      This book was made possible in part thanks to generous support from NORLA.

      Bio

      Torbjørn Ekelund is a writer, author, and co-founder of Harvest, an online magazine documenting wilderness adventures, environmental issues, and our relationship with nature. He lives in Oslo, Norway.

      Geoff Nicholson is the author of multiple books including The Lost Art of Walking. His writings have appeared in the New York Times and the Guardian, amongst others, and he is a contributing editor to the Los Angeles Review of Books.

      Marketing & Promotion
        • Digital and print advertising.
        • Influencer outreach.
        • Social media campaign.
        • Independent bookstore outreach.
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews

      “What [Ekelund]'s addressing is the intention to walk one’s way to meaning: the walk as spiritual exercise, a kind of vision quest in which the answers we arrive at are less important than the impulse to seek them.”
      David Ulin, New York Times

      “A charming read, celebrating the relationship between humans and their bodies, their landscapes, and one another.”
      The Washington Post

      “This lovely book taps into something primeval in us all.”
      Star Tribune

      “[R]ethinking the social, historical, and spiritual needs that are met by putting one foot in front of the other.”
      Outside Magazine

      “[Urges] a return to our ambulatory origins…[N]ever low on zeal.”
      Wallstreet Journal

      “[Ekelund] invites his readers to join him on his chosen path, a path that involves regular walking with careful mindfulness. This is an invitation we should all accept.”
      The Vancouver Sun

      “A deeply fascinating meditation on the paths we take through our environment and our lives.”
      Erling Kagge, author of Silence: In the Age of Noise and Walking: One Step at a Time

      “A quiet, reflective read.”
      Booklist

      “An easygoing, gently unfolding memoir, it soothes in difficult times.”
      Gail Perry, Winnipeg Free Press

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    Hiking Book From Hell Are Kalvø, Lucy Moffatt
    9781771645850 Paperback SPORTS & RECREATION / Hiking Publication Date:May 31, 2022
    $24.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.65 in | 440 gr | 328 pages Carton Quantity:18 Canadian Rights: Y Greystone Books
    • Marketing Copy

      Description

      For fans of Bill Bryson and David Sedaris comes an anti-nature memoir that will resonate with anyone who would rather stay inside with a book than venture into the mountains, from one of Scandinavia’s biggest comedians.

      “A smart, funny and honest exposé of the cult of the outdoors, from the sublime to the ridiculous.”—Foreword Reviews

      Sometime around his forties, Are Kalvø starts losing his friends … to the mountains. Friends who used to meet him at the pub are now hiking and skiing every weekend, and when they do show up, all they talk about is feeling at one with nature (without a hint of irony). When Are realizes he’s the only person who hasn’t posted a selfie on a mountain, he starts to wonder: does he have it all wrong?

      To find out, Are buys some ridiculously expensive gear and heads into the woods. The result of his sardonic trek is at once a smart and funny take-down of outdoors culture, and a reluctant surrender to nature’s undeniable pull. An adventure, a comedy, and a tragedy, The Hiking Book from Hell is destined to become a nature writing (and nature hating) classic.

      Bio

      Are Kalvø is one of Norway's leading comedians and satirists who has worked in standup for over twenty-five years. He has produced prize-winning musicals, reviews, an opera, and almost a dozen books. He often writes about things he doesn't know much about. This is the first time that he is also writing about something he doesn't understand.

      Marketing & Promotion
        • Big mouth mailing: extensive digital and print galley send.
        • International review coverage: in Books, Adventure, and Travel outlets.
        • Podcast campaign.
        • Influencer outreach.
        • Advertising: on Facebook, Instagram, Trade Journals, Literary Websites.
        • Online marketing: e-blasts and social campaigns.
        • Independent bookstore outreach.

    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews

      "The Hiking Book from Hell is a smart, funny, and honest exposé of the cult of the outdoors, from the sublime to the ridiculous."
      Foreword Reviews

      It takes a uniquely talented satirist to hold a mirror to our very serious hobbies and point out that they are actually kind of ridiculous, but Kalvø is able to do so in such a way to make anyone chuckle. He's just that talented.”
      Jason Hayes, humor writer

      The Hiking Book From Hell offers exactly what everyone wants in a reading experience. There’s adventure. There’s bad weather. There’s philosophy. There’s shopping. But mostly there’s the lively wit of Are Kalvø.”
      J. Maarten Troost, author of The Sex Lives of Cannibals

      “Startlingly insightful and all-too-relatable. If you hike, buy this book. I could not stop laughing.”
      Diana Helmuth, author of How to Suffer Outside

      “A funny and relatable memoir about the uncanny and eventually irresistible pull of the great outdoors, even on those of us who thought we were inoculated by big-city sensibilities, irony, and impractical footwear.”
      Charles Demers, comedian, and author of Property Values and Primary Obsessions

      “Humorous and engaging, The Hiking Book from Hell will resonate with anyone who hated summer camp, whose natural habitat does not include fleece clothing, and who is a late (or reluctant) arrival to the trail or the slopes. You’ll be humming The Happy Wanderer and reaching for your backpack.”
      Jane Christmas, author of Open House: A Life in Thirty-two Moves and What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim

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